Our alpaca boys are looking for a lovely new home – alpacas for sale!
At the moment, Tracy’s herd consists of 18 alpacas; 14 girls and 4 boys with 4 crias (baby alpacas) on the way. You have to keep the girls and boys in separate fields and with feeding, watering, poo cleaning and other general husbandry tasks, it is all proving a bit much alongside running our ever expanding business. It is with great reluctance that Tracy has decided to sell her boys (and some of her girls) as only having one field to look after will cut the time it takes looking after the animals in half.
Our boys are lovely animals. There’s George, Charlie and Iago, all bred by Tracy herself, and Bollinger a stud male we traded for Hero when fresh blood was needed for our herd. George and Bollinger are both stud males with excellent qualities. Charlie and Iago are also lovely animals, but they didn’t quite make it as studs, and are therefore neutered. They will make excellent pets or guard animals. All the animals are pedigree registered with the British Alpaca Society and are microchipped.
Do you think you can offer our boys a good home? Do get in touch!
One of the things you look for in a good animal is of course how good their fleece is, and anyone talking to Tracy about what she looks for when buying our fleece will hear about microns. At Purl Alpaca Designs, we have a cut off point of 25 microns which means that our yarn is super soft and a joy to knit with; but what is a micron?
A micron is the measurement used as an industry standard to describe the thickness of each individual hair in a small sample taken at shearing. One micron is 1,000th of a millimetre thick and invisible to the naked eye. To give an example, a human blood cell is 7 microns wide, whereas a human hair is about 70 microns. So if an alpaca produces fleece with an average count of under 25 microns, we’re talking about an incredibly fine fibre. Tracy has just had her herd’s fibre stats back from the Australian Alpaca Fibre Testing Authority.
So, let’s introduce our boys!
|Iago is a lovely colour|
|Iago’s fleece is dense and fine|
|George is a fantastic looking alpaca|
|Bollinger is a very calm and friendly stud male|
|Charlie would make a fabulous pet alpaca|
Would you like to own your very own piece of Purl Alpaca Designs’ history? Here is your chance! Get in touch on email!
Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx